Need to talk? Call 1800 882 436.
It's a free call with a maternal child health nurse. *call charges may apply from your mobile

Is it an emergency? Dial 000
If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately.

beginning of content

Search results for: "Pelvic floor exercises"

Need more information?

Pelvic floor exercises

Pelvic floor exercises help to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor which come under great strain in pregnancy and childbirth.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Anatomy of pregnancy and birth - perineum and pelvic floor

The perineum – the skin between the vagina and anus - stretches during childbirth and can sometimes tear. Learn here how to prepare the perineum for the birth.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Bladder weakness after birth

Leaking urine after childbirth is very common. It can be embarrassing and inconvenient, but there are ways to improve bladder weakness.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Safe return to exercise after pregnancy

Exercise can help you recover after childbirth, make you stronger and improve mood. Here's how to work out safely after a pregnancy.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Pelvic floor exercises & care: in pictures | Raising Children Network

Your pelvic floor holds your bladder, bowel and uterus in place, but pregnancy and birth can weaken it. Do pelvic floor exercises: squeeze, lift and hold.

Read more on raisingchildren.net.au website

Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Pelvic floor exercises during pregnancy and after childbirth

During pregnancy there is increased pressure on the pelvic floor, and childbirth can stretch and damage the pelvic floor muscles

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Female Pelvic Floor Muscles | Exercises | Continence Foundation of Australia

Pelvic floor muscles help women control their bladder, bowel & uterus. All women can benefit from pelvic floor exercises, learn how to do them correctly.

Read more on Continence Foundation of Australia website

Pelvic floor friendly cardio exercises · Pelvic floor friendly exercises · Pelvic Floor First

There are a range of cardio exercises that are pelvic floor safe

Read more on Continence Foundation of Australia website

The pelvic floor and core exercises · Pelvic floor friendly exercises · Pelvic Floor First

The pelvic floor muscles form the base of the group of muscles commonly called the ‘core’.

Read more on Continence Foundation of Australia website

Women · Working your pelvic floor · Pelvic Floor First

Pelvic floor muscle exercises for women

Read more on Continence Foundation of Australia website

Call us and speak to a Maternal Child Health Nurse for personal advice and guidance.

Need further advice or guidance from our maternal child health nurses?

This information is for your general information and use only and is not intended to be used as medical advice and should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes.

The information is not a substitute for independent professional advice and should not be used as an alternative to professional health care. If you have a particular medical problem, please consult a healthcare professional.

Except as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, this publication or any part of it may not be reproduced, altered, adapted, stored and/or distributed in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Healthdirect Australia.